Friday, 16 February 2018

Cee's Black and White Challenge

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chilled

This week the topic is 


Here is my selection: 

Black cherry jelly

My freezer with magnets

This morning’s cold and frosty trip to the supermarket

Keeping cool and chilled in the summer with a ceiling fan

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in 200 words or less. Careful editing will keep your words within the confines of the 200 word limit. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage, there have been times when I have had to read the story a few times to spot where the prompt is hidden. Please include a mention and / or link to whoever donated the photo.
The challenge makes you look at replacing two words with one, and a little jiggery pokery. A few words over is sometimes necessary when there is no way of shrinking it without losing an integral part of the story. Using a program like Microsoft Word or Open Office have a word counter so you can see how many you have used. A few of the stories have been going way over the limit. Please try to keep the stories within the 200 word limit.
Our photo prompt this week comes from J Hardy Carroll

Photo credit:  J Hardy Carroll


It wasn't every year she was whisked away on a romantic weekend.  In fact she couldn’t remember the last time it happened.  Oh yes, their honeymoon which she’d paid for.  She felt apprehensive because Jim never did anything impulsive or romantic or even nice in all of their married life.  Before they were married he was very attentive, bringing her flowers, chocolates, taking her to the cinema or just suggesting an evening in with a bottle of wine and a DVD.  The DVD was usually of his choice, Sci-Fi or horror were his usual choice.

Ellen was determined to enjoy these few days away.  She purposefully forgot to pack the chargers for their various technology items.  She wasn't even sure the hotel had Wi-Fi. 

She gulped when they entered the cold, brick lined corridor, bare walls and brown wooden doors firmly closed against any intrusion.  A shiver went down her spine, putting her best foot forward she followed Jim, dragging their heavy suitcase behind her.  

He unlocked the door at the end of the corridor, swept in to the room grinning as he proudly presented a banner celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, champagne and a bouquet of red roses.
Word count: 199

Cee's Foto Fun Challenge - Letter Z

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s

It is our last week of the Alphabet with a Twist challenge.  

This week the topic is:

Letter Z – Needs to have the letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s (sleeping or napping).

Here is my selection:

Özgür Turkish Restaurant

Zebra paper 

Zebra crossing

Lizard wood carving

Lizard on a bike in London

Zumba bracelet

Friday, 9 February 2018

Cee's Black and White Challenge: Outdoor Patterns

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Patterns

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Cee's Foto Challenge - Letter Y

Challenge: Letter Y –

Needs to start or end with the letter Y or in the caption “Why” needs to be present

Here is my selection:

 Berkeley Square

Fairy candle on birthday cake

Lemon butterfly cakes

U.S. Navy yellow plane

Yellow lines on the road

Yeoman’s Galloping Horses Steam Engine

Yellow roses

Friday, 2 February 2018

Cee's Black and White Challenge Outdoor Walks or Roads

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Outdoor – Walks or Roads

This week the topic is Outdoor – Walks or Roads. 

Here is my selection:

 A leafy lane

It's not very often this busy road doesn't see any traffic but on this particular day the road was closed for runners on a 10k race

A path leading to a cottage

A walk by the River Rother

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge - Letter X

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter X – X needs to be anywhere in the word or shaped like the letter X

This week the topic is Letter X 

 X needs to be anywhere in the word or your primary photo subject needs to be shaped like the letter X.

Here is my selection: 

men's toiletries


Lady's watch with Roman numerals

Garden wall clock 
with Roman numerals